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Oxygen (2021) – Film Review

Haute Tension director Alexandre Aja injects lots of tension into his claustrophobic, nerve-shredding thriller Oxygen. A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she

Les Invisibles (2012)

Les Invisibles is a documentary by Sébastien Lifshitz (21 January 1968), a French screenwriter and director whose work tends to involve gay themes. Since his first (short) film ‘Il faut que je l’aime’ (1996), this is his eighth film…

Trap For Cinderella (2013)

It is one thing to walk out of a cinema not sure what is meant to have happened; it’s another to suspect the director wasn’t sure either. Trap for Cinderella, which is a remake of the old French thriller Piège pour Cendrillon, has a…

A Long Way From Home (2013)

Okay, seriously now, that's enough. I used to complain about the fact that every movie ever made about infidelity seemed to paint men who stray as completely nasty pieces of work while women who do the same thing are always desperately…

Gervaise (1956)

Rene Clement was, before today, a director I'd never heard of. As much as I love all kinds of movies from all kinds of places, I have to admit that I am still woefully underexposed to a lot of classic cinema from outwith the UK and USA. Now…

Rust and Bone (2012)

An intense, testosterone-charged love story from Audiard "Rust and Bone is an impressive film," Serge Kaganski, critic of the French weekly Les Inrockuptibles wrote in praise of Jacques Audiard's new title in Cannes competition and…

Rust and Bone (2012)

After his 2008 contemporary masterpiece A Prophet, director Jacques Audiard follows up with another beautifully potent drama. Rust and Bone is a spellbinding story, both brutal and romantic, that captivates from first to last shot. There…

Rust and Bone (2012)

Rust and Bone is the new film from French director, Jacques Audiard, and competed for the Palm d'Or at this years Cannes Festival. After his breakthrough film, The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and his follow up A Prophet (2009), both…